Author Topic: More inessential shit from the backwaters of old TV you somehow still remember  (Read 26266 times)

itsfredtitmus

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when he took a shit like

JesusAndYourBush

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Sci-fi.  Some sort of alien threat is detected and all the countries who have nuclear weapons have to shoot them at the aliens who are in space somewhere.  This makes everyone come together and forget past differences because of the greater threat.  Afterwards it's suggested maybe there never were any aliens and it was just a ploy to get rid of all the nukes.  Can't remember if it was a movie or tv show, might even have been a book I suppose.

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That's more or less the main plot of Watchmen (the comic, anyway).

mothman

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Definitely rings a bell. In fact that reminds me of something thematically similar (but which definitely isn’t this) which I must ask about in the hard to find movies thread…

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Here's an odd one...does anyone remember a one-off documentary on Channel 4 which was supposedly following author/screenwriter Alex Garland around, interviewing people in the street asking what they know about him and so on. This would've been around 99/00 when he'd only published two novels and had yet to crossover into films.

At some point through the big twist is revealed that that the guy isn't Alex Garland at all, and the whole thing was some kind-of bizarre meta-hoax. It was all very strange and conceptual but I can't find any reference to it online, it seems to've fallen through a memory hole just like "Diana: The Opera".

Edit: Spoke too soon, I've found out what this was. It was "Alex & I" from 2001. Just glad I didn't completely make it up, to be honest.

http://www.elevenfilm.com/film/alex-and-i/

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Created and directed by Jamie Campbell and Joel Wilson for Channel 4 in 2001, this spoof documentary appears to follow the novelist Alex Garland to New York, where he attempts to publish a book under a pseudonym. Things are not as they seem, however.

mothman

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A TV advert, likely from the 1980s, for some foodstuff, with a mediaeval setting. At one point someone says “It costeth little, and feedeth many!” For a while it was a family joke. Ring any bells?

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Weirdly, a google search for

“It costeth little, and feedeth many!”

gives a mediaeval set food advert as the first result, but not the one you're after.

https://www.hatads.org.uk/catalogue/record/1cb50fa9-a308-4796-9fdc-35104df3a96f

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What was the advert that had a group of something or other saying "oh no, not agadoo!!!" and running off?

mothman

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Weirdly, a google search for

gives a mediaeval set food advert as the first result, but not the one you're after.

https://www.hatads.org.uk/catalogue/record/1cb50fa9-a308-4796-9fdc-35104df3a96f

Yes, you’re right, i forgot to mention I tried that too - sorry to waste your time G&H, but thanks for trying!

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A TV advert, likely from the 1980s, for some foodstuff, with a mediaeval setting. At one point someone says “It costeth little, and feedeth many!” For a while it was a family joke. Ring any bells?

There's also an ad from the Meat Council (or whatever it's called) bigging up British pork, which was set in Sherwood Forest and had Friar Tuck cooking up a big ol' roast for Robin and the gang:

''Tis a goodly roast, Friar!'
'And verily it costeth not a lot.'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V_4TbYXaGo

mothman

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I think that’s probably it. Looks like I had the two parts of the quote backwards. Thanks CT!

Catalogue Trousers

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Glad to help! Time frame is right as well - I remember people quoting it when I was at Uni in the mid-1980s.

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the Meat Council

Paul Weller side-project hell.

Jerzy Bondov

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Some advert for some food or something where it's like a wife and a blokey bloke, and she keeps suggesting foods and he goes 'with me steak!' and eventually she makes whatever fucking thing it's about and she goes 'And now, how would you like your steak?' but now he doesn't want the steak because whatever it was he ate first was actually nice?

My family used to go 'with me steak!!' all the time

That was for some early 90s Birds Eye thing which was a vegetarian replacement for a steak, or possibly some kind of veggie burger. The way I recall it is that she started naming things that you might eat with a steak, like chips and green beans, and he'd say "...With me steak!" after each one. Then she brought out said veggie thing and he said "...With me steak?!" in an appalled way, like she was having him on, and also like he could only say three words.

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What was the advert that had a group of something or other saying "oh no, not agadoo!!!" and running off?

This one please.

batwings

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What was the advert that had a group of something or other saying "oh no, not agadoo!!!" and running off?

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xju2co

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https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xju2co

Thanks, and what a shit thing for me to have vaguely remembered!

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Any luck on the ostrich running in slow motion to Chariots Of Fire, RFV? I get strangely haunted by the bit in the Talk Talk video, knowing that's almost definitely the source footage. I sort of long to accidentally find it for you every time I go down a TV continuity rabbit hole on YouTube.

Jerzy Bondov

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That was for some early 90s Birds Eye thing which was a vegetarian replacement for a steak, or possibly some kind of veggie burger. The way I recall it is that she started naming things that you might eat with a steak, like chips and green beans, and he'd say "...With me steak!" after each one. Then she brought out said veggie thing and he said "...With me steak?!" in an appalled way, like she was having him on, and also like he could only say three words.
I'm glad it's not just me that remembers this

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